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Freedom of expression urged in Kenya
Freedom of expression urged in Kenya

Kenya must lift protest ban and end pattern of police brutality ahead of poll, UN experts warn

3 days ago

Promoting free speech in Zimbabwe
Promoting free speech in Zimbabwe

MISA Zimbabwe's new-look website promotes the right to information and free speech

17 Oct 2017

Video dominates news consumption in Africa
Video dominates news consumption in Africa

Recent study reveals that TV and mobile video content is the primary source of information in Africa and the Middle East

16 Oct 2017

AfricaCom offers free passes for Cape Town event
AfricaCom offers free passes for Cape Town event

By registering for a free AfricaCom visitor ticket online, visitors can gain access to more than 450 exhibitors, masterclasses, plus an innovation hall packed with visionary insights on future tech trends

16 Oct 2017

Lola Ogunyemi
Black model in Dove video says ad 'misinterpreted'

LONDON - The black model who appeared in a Dove advert which triggered accusations of racism insisted Wednesday that she was not a victim and that the commercial had been misinterpreted

12 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa
Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation

12 Oct 2017

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Facebook 'context' button is latest effort to fight fake news

WASHINGTON - Facebook said Thursday it was testing a new button to allow users to get more context about a news source, in the latest move by the leading social network to curb misinformation

6 Oct 2017

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JZ passes on SABC candidates

President Jacob Zuma missed the deadline for appointing an SABC chief operating officer because none of the candidates "met expectations", Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said

By Nico Gous 6 Oct 2017

Kenya election annulment: What are Kenyans talking about?
Kenya election annulment: What are Kenyans talking about?

On 1 September the Supreme Court announced that the Kenyan elections had been annulled. Global media intelligence company Meltwater tracked and analysed the social media and online editorial mentions

Issued by Meltwater 5 Oct 2017

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Pay-TV market reaches 23.7m African subscribers

Dataxis' latest research shows the steady expansion of the pay-TV market in Africa. Following data publication for the second quarter of 2017, the total number of pay-TV subscribers reached approximately 23.7 million

5 Oct 2017

Andrea Quaye
AB InBev Africa appoints Dentsu Aegis

AB InBev Africa has appointed Dentsu Aegis as its media planning and buying agency for its Africa business

4 Oct 2017

Business of Design speaker Q&A: Mduduzi Simelane
Business of Design speaker Q&A: Mduduzi Simelane

Business of Design (BoD) is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business

By Jessica Tennant 4 Oct 2017

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Mobile content, application providers target Africa without local knowledge

International mobile content and application providers looking to target Africa's 900 million cellphone users seriously underestimate the sophisticated regulatory and legislative framework in South Africa

3 Oct 2017

A model walks the runway during the St. Sava Fundraising Fashion Show at Domenico Vacca Club New York on April 24, 2017 in New York City. Photo:
Fashion world shaken by #NoFreePhotos row

PARIS - Photographers have risen up in revolt at the way fashion labels and influencers are using their street style images without crediting them, highlighting discontent about the "work for free" culture in the multi-billion dollar industry.

2 Oct 2017

Promoting press freedom in Malawi
Promoting press freedom in Malawi

MISA Malawi's new website promotes the right to information and free speech

29 Sep 2017

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Net traffic props up SA media sector

Spending on internet access contributed to the growth in South Africa's entertainment and media industry

By Taschica Pillay 29 Sep 2017

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Can Africa feed itself?

With the food import bill of Africa hovering around $35bn per annum, can Africa feed itself?

By Sifelani Tsiko 28 Sep 2017

Threats to media after Uganda parliamentary brawl
Threats to media after Uganda parliamentary brawl

The Ugandan authorities must stop threatening to close media outlets simply for doing their job, said Amnesty International

28 Sep 2017

Video set to dominate
Video set to dominate

When it comes to data consumption video dominates, taking the lion's share, with web browsing, social networking, communications and music, attracting far lower and fairly equal shares for the remainder of the data consumption

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Sep 2017

(c) Priya Ramrakha.
Priya Ramrakha exhibition launches in Johannesburg

The Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre at the University of Johannesburg is hosting a seminal exhibition of powerful images by renowned African photojournalist, Priya Ramrakha

27 Sep 2017

Move over content and distribution, user experience is king
Move over content and distribution, user experience is king

PwC's ‘Entertainment and media outlook: 2017 - 2021: An African perspective' foresees content and distribution moving aside as user experience takes centre stage. The report was launched yesterday at Urban Brew Studios in Johannesburg

22 Sep 2017

#BehindtheSelfie with... Simon Robinson
#BehindtheSelfie with... Simon Robinson

This #InnovationMonth, we go behind the selfie with Simon Robinson, co-owner, organiser and head of marketing for Mediatech Africa and owner of the Sun Circle Group

By Leigh Andrews 20 Sep 2017

Alliance Media voted Best Media Owner Africa 2017 at South African media awards
Alliance Media voted Best Media Owner Africa 2017 at South African media awards

Alliance Media was awarded with first place in the Media Owner Africa category at the Most Awards in Johannesburg

Issued by Alliance Media 20 Sep 2017

Nigerian journalist wins BBC World Komla Dumor Award
Nigerian journalist wins BBC World Komla Dumor Award

Each year the BBC awards an outstanding African journalist with the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award

20 Sep 2017

Somali journalist dies after suicide bomber targets café
Somali journalist dies after suicide bomber targets café

Somali broadcast journalist Abdullahi Osman Moalim has died from injuries sustained on September 10 after a suicide bomber attack

15 Sep 2017

ABN appoints new digital media head
ABN appoints new digital media head

Peace Hyde, West Africa correspondent for Forbes Africa, has been appointed head of digital media and partnerships for Forbes Africa Online

13 Sep 2017

AfricaCom 2017 launch.
Tech, media, telecoms show celebrates 20 years

AfricaCom, Africa's leading media, telecoms and technology show celebrates its 20 year anniversary this year.

11 Sep 2017

Ikenna Azuike
BBC's ‘What's Up Africa' is back

A new series of ‘What's Up Africa' launches this week and will broadcast daily with latest news across the continent in an off-beat tone

8 Sep 2017

Star India bags IPL media rights for $2.55bn
Star India bags IPL media rights for $2.55bn

NEW DELHI - Broadcast giant Star India has won global media rights for the highly lucrative Indian Premier League, the most popular sports event in the cricket-mad country of 1.25 billion, with a record $2.55 billion bid

6 Sep 2017

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